Young Sheldon: Season 1 (2017 - 2018)


Season 1
Young Sheldon

Critics Consensus

Young Sheldon's appealing cast and relatable themes bring a fresh -- and overall enjoyable -- perspective to its central character's familiar story.



Critic Ratings: 46


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User Ratings: 753

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Air date: Sep 25, 2017
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Tv Season Info

Season 1 of the spin-off of "The Big Bang Theory" follows 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper as he grows up in East Texas and attends high school.


Iain Armitage
as Young Sheldon Cooper
Zoe Perry
as Mary
Lance Barber
as George Sr.
Annie Potts
as Meemaw
Montana Jordan
as Georgie
Jim Parsons
as Sheldon Cooper
Matt Hobby
as Pastor Hodgkins
Valerie Mahaffey
as Mrs. MacElroy
Wyatt McClure
as Billy Sparks
Danielle Pinnock
as Mrs. Ingram
Brian Stepanek
as Mr. Givens
Doc Farrow
as Coach Bergdoff
Wallace Shawn
as Dr. John Sturgis
Billy Gardell
as Herschel Sparks
Rex Linn
as Principal Petersen
Sarah Baker
as Ms. Hutchins
Melissa Peterman
as Brenda Sparks
Richard Kind
as Ira Rosenbloom
Dave Florek
as Dr. Eberland
Sharon Ferguson
as Madam Laveau
Bill Chott
as Franklin
Jason Kravits
as Dr. Hodges
Cleo King
as Mrs. Costello
Michael Cudlitz
as NASA Director
John Hartman
as Dr. Goetsch
Nick Carson
as Pat Culpepper
Jason E. Kelley
as Moving Guy
Melissa Tang
as Ms. Fenley
Scott Peat
as Gerome
David Theune
as Scientist
Ella Allan
as Bobbi Sparks
Karly Rothenberg
as Mrs. Veazey
Julie Hagerty
as Ms. Hutchins
Cooper North
as Student
Pam Cook
as Diane
Mia Allan
as Bobbi Sparks
Jonathan Brooks
as Radio DJ, V.O.
Paul Yen
as Le Nguyen
Piort Michael
as Emergency Alert, V.O.
Isaac Faulkner
as Party Guy
Marcia Ann Burrs
as Woman at Church
Vyvy Nguyen
as Trang Nguyen
Katherine Von Till
as Local Newscaster
Monica García
as Coughing Teacher
James Sklena
as Detention Student #1
Christopher Griffin
as Detention Student #2
Stone Eisenmann
as Detention Student #3
Hannah Eisenmann
as Detention Student #4
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Critic Reviews for Young Sheldon Season 1

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (19)

It has got a lot of heart, and plenty of laughs.

Mar 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Young Sheldon ends up having a mind of its own, even if it's a prequel to a long-established hit.

Sep 22, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Little Sheldon is an easily anxious fellow who tattles and condescends. He'd be a turnoff except that the charming young star and Parsons' narration confer great appeal.

Sep 22, 2017 | Full Review…

Young Sheldon is surprising for all the right reasons; so much so, it's hard to tell exactly where it will go next.

Sep 25, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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What's funny in Sheldon/adult is grating in Sheldon/child.

Sep 24, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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What we have instead is a warm-hearted, coming-of-age tale in the style of The Wonder Years. But without a Parsons-level comic talent among the cast, this series will live or die based on whether the writers can create characters worth falling for.

Feb 23, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A halo of nostalgia and family drama permeates the series, and the mix is surprising. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 8, 2019 | Full Review…

As with the adult Sheldon, there are just enough outbreaks of sweetness to make you love him, despite everything.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Thankfully shorn of laughter track, it will surprise some with its (relative) delicacy, its long, nice, un-busy single-camera shots, at stark odds with its frenetic parent show.

Mar 12, 2018 | Full Review…

It's smart and lively without being terribly amusing.

Mar 4, 2018 | Full Review…

But for those who can handle a smattering of schmaltz with their diet of sitcom, the laugh count should more than compensate.

Feb 20, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Yet, lacking the cynical wit at which Big Bang and the Jim Parsons-portrayed grown-up Sheldon excels, this single-camera 1989-set comedy doesn't play to it obvious strengths.

Nov 29, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Young Sheldon: Season 1

  • Apr 20, 2020
    Hi everyone, A series that I am watching right now is Young Sheldon, it is a program that I've been watching this quarentine, and I really like. The program shows the life of an American family with Sheldon, a very intelligent boy. I think everyone should watch this series, because it is very funny and interesting at the same time. For me, the only thing that I don't like about it, is that each episode is to short for me, but I hope that doesn't bother you. This series has only three seasons, but all of them are great in every aspect. Hope you've all enjoyed my review.
  • Jan 15, 2020
    Very funny show. Simple and refreshing.
  • Sep 02, 2019
    Pure garbage. It's not funny at all. It doesn't carry the spirit of the Big Bang series. And now that the BBT SITCOM is cancelled, I have no nice words about how this Wonder Years rip-off seems to try to make sense of Sheldon Cooper. NOPE. NOPE, NOPE. Don't waste your time.
  • Apr 29, 2019
    This humorous story of a beloved character is fresh and great to watch. With great performances from the whole cast, it makes this a very watchable series. Also, it is not just littered with jokes, it builds up to them with great themes and good characters who make up Sheldon's entertaining but annoying family.
  • Apr 07, 2019
    This show is absolutely hilarious! The show explains how Sheldon is shaped today by his family
  • Apr 07, 2019
    This is an amazing show can't wait for more season
  • Jan 18, 2019
    Season 1 is amazing. Must watch. Humour with sense . The cast is good.
  • Nov 21, 2018
    Sheldons mom isn't even the mom that plays as Sheldons mom in the big bang theory. Probably couldn't get her because she is already playing on another crappy show they should have left in the 90's, the conners. Whoever thought of this didn't really think about what has already transpired on the big bang theory about Sheldon. This show is just annoying.
  • Oct 05, 2018
    I will admit to having never watched the Big Bang Theory... haha. However, I find this show on its own to be charming and funny.
  • Aug 19, 2018
    Incredibly funny, well-written show. My favorite show. Every episode has been wonderful. This is not a show for children, but they can watch. They will probably like the show but the humor is targeted at adults. Annie Potts is outstanding. This o Dey is hysterical. You’ll be laughing. Don’t miss it.

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